Saturday, January 29, 2005

Tennis on TSN

If I stay up until 12:30 again tonight to watch tennis, it had better actually be on. Go Hewitt.

Friday, January 28, 2005

What the Curse?

know, i'm not bak onto the topik of the red socks. a gurl at my wirk sed "dammit" the other day. I found it, and the sitch-u-ay-shun, amusing, and their4 started to laff. maby mor of a chukle. another leader herd wat she sed and scolded her. eye didn't even think of it as bean bad. duz that make me a bad litre? shood of scolded her? c'mon, saying "dammit" ain't that bad izit? from the route uv "damnation", i spose it's kinda bad. but rilly, of all the wurs things that cood be sed, "dammit" ain't that bad.. i gues i kinda let the kids get away with mor than sum other litres wood. the way eye c it, wuts the point of bean so strict wen they our going two leave and tawk like that thirdy minits l8r? as long as it's sed farely kwyit and the yunger kids don't here it, just let it slide. that shood be mi gnu moddo.. "let it slide.." into thurd, saphe!

don't say people lose people all the time anymore
- tth

Monday, January 17, 2005

City Chase

City Chase is on Saturday May 14th, 2005. Biscotti and I did City Chase last May and it was incredibly fun. Modeled after the fantastic Amazing Race reality series, City Chase is a one day event in several Canadian cities. It is part urban obstacle course, part scavenger hunt. Biscotti and I are probably going to "compete" again this year, with the quotation marks there because for us it isn't a competition, it's an event. First place in Vancouver last year was, ummmm, two hours? Two and a half hours? Three hours? Can't remember exactly, will edit this when I do. Anyway, Biscotti and I finished about one minute before the six hour time limit, and didn't care one bit. Some highlights: Biscotti in the ocean at second beach.. Busking at Lonsdale Quay to raise five dollars for Junior Achievement.. Winning Ryder sunglasses, a pair each.. I tell you again for the first time, this year it's on Saturday May 14th, 2005.. Mark your calendars and sign up now! You can thank me later, you know where to find me..

Edited on Saturday, January 22nd, 2005 to add the following:

For photos of last year's event, go to the City Chase website, click on "Past Results & Photos", then "Check out the 2004 Results", and then on whichever city you want to check out.. Or just click here for Vancouver photos. The Vancouver photos are quite uneventful. The winners are bottom right, with a finishing time of 3:08:55, which means Biscotti and I, with an official time of 5:56:42, trailed the winners by less than three hours! Better photos can be found for Toronto and the National Championships in Victoria. Here's a quote from the site regarding the championships, which was aired on Global in late November: " a show of tremendous camaraderie and sportsmanship, Team Toronto and Team Vancouver crossed the finish line together a mere 6 minutes after the winners." From that it sounds like they finished tied for second. They actually tied for fourth. Two teams finished less than a minute after the winners.. Amazing, but true!

I'd like to point out, after one of the photos jogged my memory, that we had to do a jigsaw puzzle that consisted of about 25 irregular-shaped pieces. We were missing a piece!!! A crucial piece that really would've helped us out.. There is no doubt that this is what prevented us from winning the race.

Saturday, January 08, 2005

To Your Right... will now see a list of "friends and foes" and a list of "cool stuff", with me being the arbitrary judge of "cool". As a consequence of compiling the aforementioned lists, I have come to realize one thing: more of my friends and foes need to start their own blogs.

Friday, January 07, 2005

Whenever it Snows in Vancouver

"The main roads are fine. They're clear. It's just the sidestreets that you have to worry about."

Monday, January 03, 2005


Yes! A bookcrossing book released in Stanley Park in April 2004 has resurfaced! I released 7 books in one day there as part of a mass release to celebrate bookcrossing's third birthday. I heard back from one the same day from another established bookcrosser, and the rest were MIA. Until Christmas Eve that is, when a new member journaled Night Train. The book is now in Edinburgh, where it was caught by a second new member!!

From The Georgia Straight, a George W. Bush quote:
"Our enemies are innovative and resourceful, and so are we. They never stop thinking about new ways to harm our country and our people, and neither do we."

Also from The Georgia Straight:
"According to the book Lots of Parking: Land Use in a Car Culture by John Jakle and Keith Sculle, published by the University of Virginia Press, one study established that drivers' sense of territoriality led them to take an average of 39 seconds to leave a parking spot when someone was waiting for it, but only 32 seconds when no one was around."

From Maui, an incantation which makes heavy objects light:
Wherefore then, O Tonganui,
Doth thou hold so fast,
So obstinately there below.

From Me Talk Pretty One Day by David Sedaris:
You could tell Gretchen anything in strict confidence, knowing that five minutes later she would recall nothing but the play of shadows on your face.